finally went to un on 12th street between 1st & 2nd, and was very impressed.
as anybody who's been by will tell you, it's a little, well, pretentious. very white, 2001 space odyssey style with dark veneer around the 'bar' (they don't serve wine/liquor yet), but tastefully done. menus are done in cd cases. . .
for starters, i had UN sashim, thinly sliced tuna and mango in some sort of tomato sauce--very good at $8
my bf had charred shrimp with cherry tomatoes--a miss at $7
for main course, i had shrimp tempura w/oyster mushrooms. overbreaded shrimp and plenty of mushrooms over a ramen with a very interesting broth--other than the shrimp, which were heavy, i loved this dish--$11.
he had UN style chicken over linguini, which he loved but I found, again, heavy.--$9
I will definitely go back.